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SWAT team takes four into custody

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Gazette Staff
November 27, 2007
— The Janesville police SWAT team took four people into custody Monday morning after an incident earlier allegedly involving a sawed-off shotgun.

Arrested at about 9:30 a.m. on charges of obstructing an officer were:


-- Jessica Morse, 23, of 821 Oriole Lane


-- Cassandra Schoff, 23, of 821 Oriole Lane


-- Michael Watrous, 23, of 503 Glen St.


-- Joshua J. Davis, 20, of 821 Oriole Lane. Davis also was arrested on warrants from other jurisdictions.


At 3:30 a.m. Monday, a disturbance was reported at a home in the 600 block of Kellogg Avenue, Janesville. Watrous and Davis were guests in the home. When they left, Davis threatened to return with friends and hurt the residents, according to Janesville police.


Watrous and Davis went to Davisí residence at 821 Oriole Lane, where Davis lives with Morse and Schoff. A witness at the home saw Davis with what was described as a short-barreled shotgun, according to police.


The witness fled the home and called police.


Officers went to the Kellogg Avenue and Oriole Lane homes looking for Davis and Watrous, but no one would come to the door, according to police.


Because of the threat of violence and weapons, the Janesville police SWAT team responded.


After orders from police, Watrous, Schoff and Morse surrendered without incident. Davis surrendered 30 minutes later.


Police did not find weapons at 821 Oriole Lane. The incident is under investigation.



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